He is an Associate professor in the Department of Applied Mechanics at IIT Madras and the principal investigator of the Energy and Emissions Research Group (EnERG) at IITM, whose main focus is on development of technologies enabling energy efficiency and emission mitigation in industries. Satya started his career with GE in their Global Research Center, in the domain of Energy Systems and waste heat recovery and continued with Forbes Marshall, a leading company in steam systems in India. Thereafter, Satya transitioned to an academic role working on energy recovery systems for process industries, deep decarbonization of process heating using high temperature and steam generation heat pumps and waste heat recovery from multi-source resources using advanced Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) architectures. He works with various industries and industry bodies such as SICCI, CII to promote continuous energy and resource assessments through the Industrial Energy Assessment Cell (IEAC) and Center for Technology and Policy (CTaP). He earned a PhD from Texas A&M University in Aerosol Science.